Show Notes for Monday, March 04, 2024

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Ricky Schroeder about his new Reel American Heroes Foundation

TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY! (A special thanks to

March 4th

Brain Injury Awareness Day

Courageous Follower Day

Holy Experiment Day

Hpv Awareness Day

International Gm’s Day

International Scrapbooking Industry Day

March 4 Something Day

Marching Band Day

Marching Music Day

National Backcountry Ski Day

National Dance The Waltz Day

National Grammar Day

National Hug A G.I. Day

National Pound Cake Day

National Snack Day

National Sons Day

Old Inauguration Day

Toy Soldier Day

World Obesity Day

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How many calories can you burn shoveling snow? According to the “Omni Calculator”, it’s a pretty good workout. The free online calculator says the result will vary, depending on your weight. But for example, a person weighing 180 pounds (82kg) shoveling snow with intensive effort for one hour can expect to burn about 600 calories. You’d burn about the same by ice skating for an hour. And remember: Physical activity can also have positive effects on mental health. Studies show that shoveling snow for at least 30 minutes can trigger the release of endorphins in the brain. LINK:

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Closing your phone’s background apps does nothing to conserve battery life, Apple says. In fact, the phone maker recommends you only close an app if it’s unresponsive. A recent article in Gizmodo states that the ritual of “swiping up” on open apps is a waste of time. In 2016, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering confirmed that closing the background apps does not extend your battery life. In fact, most background apps are essentially frozen, and your system just displays a screenshot of them for consistency. As for Android phones, closing background apps actually uses MORE battery than just leaving them open.


Bob Marley: One Love” remained at #1 at the domestic box office over the weekend, besting 3 new releases: “Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Hashira Training,” the faith-based Hilary Swank drama “Ordinary Angels” and Ethan Coen’s crime caper “Drive-Away Dolls.” After opening on Valentine’s Day, the Bob Marley biopic has now earned $61 million in North American theaters, a pace that puts it ahead of the $50 million that Elton John’s “Rocketman” earned in 2019 across the same time frame, and a bit behind 2022’s “Elvis.”

Marvel is retitling the upcoming “Avengers” movie, following Jonathan Majors’ assault conviction. Majors played ‘Kang the Conqueror’ in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and the streaming series “Loki”. The next instalment in the Avengers franchise was set to be named “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty”. But in December, Majors was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. In the wake of that, Marvel dropped Majors, and now, the studio has confirmed it is rewriting — and will retitle the next Avengers film, which is due for release in 2026.

Vin Diesel has confirmed that he’s staying with the “Fast and Furious” franchise through its “grand finale.” An Instagram post detailing a meeting with “the writers and whole team,” marked his first public statement since being sued for sexual battery in December by his former assistant, who alleged a 2010 incident during production on “Fast Five.” Diesel wrote: “To say the excitement for our finale was incredibly powerful is an understatement.” He also said the “grand finale is not just an ending; it’s a celebration of the incredible family we’ve built together.” LINK:

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A study found that about 12% of married men didn’t know their wife’s birthday.

A man won a $500,000 prize — from the first lottery ticket he ever purchased. He told Michigan Lottery officials he was a complete lottery novice when he bought his Wild Side scratch-off ticket in Saginaw. The 21-year-old, who chose to remain anonymous, said that he didn’t even know how to play the game, so he took the ticket home and had his “parents walk me through it.” When the half-million-dollar prize was revealed, they were “in disbelief”.

A Nebraska man cleaning out the glove compartment in his vehicle found a scratch-off lottery ticket he bought last year – and it ended up winning him a new truck. Lucas Swarthout of North Platte bought the Truck$ & Buck$ scratch-off ticket in early Fall, and put it in his glove box for later. He promptly forgot about it until earlier this month. He scratched the ticket off and discovered he had won the top prize: a 2023 Ford F-150 XLT 4×4 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck.

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✓ “Albert Einstein” is an anagram for “ten elite brains”.

Studies show a “50% off” sign increases sales, even if shoppers don’t know the original price or what a reasonable price for the product would be.

99% of people cannot lick their elbow.

The majority of your brain is fat.


Question: If you’re average, you get a new one of THESE every 3 years. What is it?

Answer: Computer mouse

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A woman left an online shopper furious after she was spotted trying to sell her own grandmother’s funeral flowers on a second-hand clothing website. The shopper who came across the wreaths, which were posted on a site called “Vinted,” was shocked after seeing white and colorful flowers listed as “Mum/Nan flowers” for £115 (US$145). The listing was labelled: “new without tags”. Enraged, the shopper took things into their own hands by direct messaging the woman to tell her how “offensive” she was, for selling the funeral flowers. This is the response she received: “It’s my nanna’s flowers. I suggest you leave your thoughts to yourself because I find you rather offensive at a difficult time.” An extended back and forth ensued, but it’s safe to say that neither person back ed down. The listing was reported to the shopping website. LINK:

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THE BEST SODAS, IN ORDER (Or best ‘pops’, depending on where you are…):

According to a ranking by 8 “expert sources”, taking into account flavor, popularity, and cultural significance…

1. Coca-Cola: An obvious choice for #1, unless you’re a Pepsi nut. Coca-Cola is so “iconic” that in some areas, the term “coke” is used to describe all sodas.

2. Pepsi: It comes #2 in the ranking, but many would argue that Pepsi actually has a sweeter, more citrusy, and even a better taste than Coke. Also iconic, nonetheless.

3. Diet Coke: A popular choice for those who are trying to avoid sugar, one expert site calls Diet Coke “the world’s most in-demand low-calorie soft drink”. It also offers an array of flavor options, including cherry, vanilla and lime.

4. Dr. Pepper: Introduced in the 1880s, its unique blend of flavors creates a refreshing and distinct taste (which supposedly blends 23 fruit flavors) that sets it apart from other sodas.

5. Mountain Dew: Known for its vibrant green color, Mountain Dew has become a staple beverage for those seeking an energizing and refreshing experience.

6. Sprite: This lemon-lime flavored soft drink offers a “zesty twist” to your taste buds. It is also available in other flavors, such as tropical, orange, ginger, cherry, grape, and cranberry.

7. Diet Pepsi: Many agree with the slogan “Nothing refreshes like a Diet Pepsi”. Released in 1964, it has continued to evolve with various flavor options, including lemon, lime, and wild cherry.

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How A Simple Act Of Kindness Connected Two Strangers At Atlanta Airport